February 3, 2017
The Spring 2017 Collection calls for a reconnection to heritage and the art of craftsmanship. Dynamic freeform patterns are mixed with fluid textiles such as silk cashmere and voile, while stamp printing is accented with thread embroidery to add a fresh appeal. Hues for the season are subdued with added bursts of color; apparent in chambray dotted with bowtie fil coupe and intricate multi-colored eyelets. Natural elements evolve into deconstructed shapes; representing a woman's surrounding light and the layers of originality, wisdom, and experience in her life.
"You have to hand it to Yigal Azrouël for trying out a trenchcoat mash-up of Indochine wallpaper-esque fern fronds, camouflage colors, and netted mesh. It was one of a number of nifty risks he took in his decidedly detailed Spring collection, which, he noted, was inspired by Africa (“the heritage of humanity”) and ancient symbols. That trench will find itself comfortably in an adventurous dresser’s closet. Likewise a kiwi green leather jacket—the first piece that Azrouël thought up for this collection—embroidered at the sleeve with those aforementioned runic markings."
"African references ran through Yigal Azrouël’s spring collection. A forest scenario was hand-embroidered on a short dress trimmed with a colorful geometric motif, while a trench was worked in leaf pattern. Its back featured a plissé detail, which returned as a detachable belt on a sartorial black jacket. These added modern, urban edge to Azrouël’s lively take on an ethnic theme."
- Women's Wear Daily